High Gothic castle founded in 1348 and built by Czech King and the Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for keeping safe the royal treasures, especially Charles’ collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Emporer. Walking down from the castle we can enjoy the local village full of galleries and shops.
Do not hesitate to visit the best known spa city in the Czech Republic. The oldest Bohemia spa was founded in the 14th century, and was visited by many famous people, Peter the Great (a Russian czar), J. S. Bach, G. Casanova, L. v. Beethoven, H. Fonda, …). The city is also known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the popular Czech liqueur, Karlovarska Becherovka. Visit the Glassworks Moser factory that provides glass for famous people and royal families.
We also recommend to visit a spa and sauna or thermal pool during the trip (60 min).
The Gothic castle is located about 45 km out of Prague, founded in the 14th century, later reconstructed and refurbished in the Romantic style for the successor to the Habsburg throne – Frantisek Ferdinand d´Este, who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914. The chambers of this magnificent seat of the intending emperor were equipped with a large and famous collection of hunting trophies, historical hunting weapons, paintings and porcelain.
Cesky Sternberk is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the Czech Republic. It is situated on a high cliff above the Sazava river, about 45Km South-east of Prague. The castle was founded in the 1240s in the Gothic style and rebuilt in the 18th century into a Baroque structure. Nowadays it is owned and partly inhabited by the Sternberk family. In the castle you can find interiors containing family portraits, art collections and a collection of graphic art from the period of the ‘Thirty Year´s War’ you can also admire the rich stucco decorations of the rooms as well as the collections of ancient furniture and porcelain engravings.
Visit one of the most wonderful medieval cities in Central Europe, the State Castle of Cesky Krumlov, with its architectural standard, cultural tradition, and expanse, ranks among the most important historic sights in the central European region. The town is full of small galleries, local restaurants, traditional shops with crystal and handicrafts. In 1992, the whole historical complex was included on the UNESCO list. You can book an excursion of the Budweiser Brewery (60 min.) or just visit the romantic castle Hluboka?
Kutna Hora (UNESCO) – the silver heart of Medieval Europe – was one of the most important royal towns with silver mines, from the 13th to 16th century. Walking along the old streets we can visit the Italian Court: the former coin mint and temporary seat of Czech kings in the 15th century, and the imposing gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara. Do not not miss the Ossuary in Sedlec – a church decorated with human bones. Optionally we can visit the Museum of alchemy. Adventurers can enjoy the Czech silver museum that offers the challenging excursion of the real old mine pit (narrow, dark corridors, 20 min under ground. It is necessary to book ahead !).